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      Neuronal Dopamine D3 Receptors: Translational Implications for Preclinical Research and CNS Disorders


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          Dopamine (DA), as one of the major neurotransmitters in the central nervous system (CNS) and periphery, exerts its actions through five types of receptors which belong to two major subfamilies such as D1-like (i.e., D1 and D5 receptors) and D2-like (i.e., D2, D3 and D4) receptors. Dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) was cloned 30 years ago, and its distribution in the CNS and in the periphery, molecular structure, cellular signaling mechanisms have been largely explored. Involvement of D3Rs has been recognized in several CNS functions such as movement control, cognition, learning, reward, emotional regulation and social behavior. D3Rs have become a promising target of drug research and great efforts have been made to obtain high affinity ligands (selective agonists, partial agonists and antagonists) in order to elucidate D3R functions. There has been a strong drive behind the efforts to find drug-like compounds with high affinity and selectivity and various functionality for D3Rs in the hope that they would have potential treatment options in CNS diseases such as schizophrenia, drug abuse, Parkinson’s disease, depression, and restless leg syndrome. In this review, we provide an overview and update of the major aspects of research related to D3Rs: distribution in the CNS and periphery, signaling and molecular properties, the status of ligands available for D3R research (agonists, antagonists and partial agonists), behavioral functions of D3Rs, the role in neural networks, and we provide a summary on how the D3R-related drug research has been translated to human therapy.

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                [1 ]Pharmacological and Drug Safety Research, Gedeon Richter Plc., 1103 Budapest, Hungary; b.kiss@ 123456richter.hu (B.K.); Visegrady@ 123456richter.hu (A.V.); Amrita@ 123456richter.hu (A.B.); Gy.Levay@ 123456richter.hu (G.L.); B.Lendvai@ 123456richter.hu (B.L.)
                [2 ]Medical Division, Gedeon Richter Plc., 1103 Budapest, Hungary; i.laszlovszky@ 123456richter.hu
                [3 ]Spectroscopic Research Department, Gedeon Richter Plc., 1103 Budapest, Hungary; kramosb@ 123456richter.hu
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                [* ]Correspondence: v.roman@ 123456richter.hu ; Tel.: +36-1-432-6131; Fax: +36-1-889-8400
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                Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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